It was Easter- I went to my local Walmart and there was a HUGE display of “Real Ham Bones” – Smoked in Applewood for your dog.
What could be a better treat right?! It sounded perfect. I bought two- one for each of our dogs, Panda & Schweenie.
They enjoyed chewing on them and by 10 pm Panda began vomiting…and vomiting, and vomiting. This went on until about 2 a.m. when I gave her an antacid. She finally fell asleep after clearly being very uncomfortable!
We were awaken by 5 am with the sound of it starting again. She was very ill and eventually was trembling and had a seizure. I rushed her to the vet and she had a severe case of Pancreatitis. She then began with very loose, bloody diarrhea. She was given fluids, medications, and antibiotics. While they were treating her I began researching WHAT this bone was! To my surprise I saw numerous stories of dogs all over the country being severely injured and dying from this very bone!!!! Shortly after returning home with her, Schweenie began the same process all over again.
At this point, I am exhausted, saddened, and confused why there is a bone for sale that is known nationally to hurt and kill dogs in such high numbers! I posted our story on facebook to family and friends and instantly it was shared over and over again warning others not to buy this for their dogs.
I was contacted by a member of Fight For Fred…Ban Products that are unsafe for Dogs to Consume.
Unfortunately Fred lost his life after chewing this bone. His family started a Facebook support page for other owners going through what they did. There were links to report to the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Complaints, the company itself and more!
Not knowing at this time the fate of our dogs, I began the process to get these unsafe bones from the shelves by contacting the BBB and even our local news station! See our story here:
We were lucky that both our dogs did survive, however there are many throughout the nation that did not! We also were driven to prevent any further dog owners from experiencing injuries or death from this product.
The BBB of MO has informed Walmart to remove the bones from their shelves with no reply at this point. They are now taking it nationally -to fight to get these dangerous bones removed from the shelves forever!
Panda & Schweenie and many other dogs around the USA need YOUR help!
Here is the Blog from the BBB that was released yesterday -with all the contacts that you, and you, and WE can contact to speed this process up! Please see it here:
Dynamic Pet Products do not agree this a problem… There is a LOT of Dog owners who disagree. Thank you from all of our hearts in helping with this process!